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Could I sue some company if my patent application was pending or rejected?

it takes more time than I expected, and I am confused with my project, a lot of plan was delayed? could I contact potential licensee before my patent granted, how about the company use my patent and ...
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Is a patent I am checking in force or abandoned

Masterfilter Ltd is the company that owns this patent. The patent no is PN 829158 GB I believe payments were suspended. Has the application been abandoned, or is it still pending.
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Prior art for a GC scheduler with an adaptive free-memory threshold?

Patent: US 8,166,269 Assignee: Oracle Priority Date: 11/5/09 Prior Art: Search Google Prior Art search for 8,166,269 I'm having trouble figuring out whether Oracle is claiming to have invented the ...
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Is my invention is safe when pending in court

When patent application rejected by Indian patent office,now in High court against decision of Ipo. In this situation is my invention safe, mean can anyone use it without my consent?
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Embodiment with optional feature vs two separate embodiments?

Suppose I've invented a hoverboard (Claim 1) and furthermore it can optionally have wheels that can be lowered for effect (Claim 2 reciting the machine of Claim 1 further comprising the wheels). One ...
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Germany Patent attorney fee

Hi I am in contact with some Germany Attorney for a very simple furniture patent application. I attached a picture, and my patent is not complicated than this one. pls note I am applying for patent, ...
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Active U.S Patent Expired (U.S. Patent No. 8,475,818)

Has Active U.S Patent Expired (U.S. Patent No. 8,475,818) ? When was issued and when does it expire?
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What is the reason that the majority of licensed patents of Universities do not produce substantial royalties?

I was reading Stanford's technology transfer statistics. It looks like in the past around one quarter of their patents were licensed whereas now the number is greater than one third. This may at first ...
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Proper title of Zuse patent submission Z23624

Consider the Zuse computer patent submission Z23624, available from the Konrad Zuse Internet Archive. The title of the ZIA ID 0177 in http://zuse.zib.de/pdfs is Patentanmeldung Z23624 "...
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abandonment patent

I had a patent. But patent with no reason now abandonment patent. Legal department directed patent this way. Now someone else made my idea and it is a 3 billion dollars annual sales. what can I do? ...
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How do I avoid the error during filing for an utility provisional application?

Upon clicking on filing for a utility provisional application I get two options and a warning that I am signing in as a guest user even though I am logged in. If i sign in again it doesn't make any ...
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Micro entity status for provisional patent application

I am part of a small startup and we are in the process of filing our IPs. We fit the micro category as none of the inventors have any patents filed but have submitted 5 provisional applications. Is ...
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When/how to change the title of an application at the international stage?

A US provisional was filed, then a non-provisional and PCT were filed within 1-year of the provisional. The non-provisional and the PCT applications include a typographical error in the title. The non-...
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Can an unregistered e-filer pay using a deposit account?

I've had trouble with the credit card payment interface in the past, hence this question. I'd expect the answer to be yes, but I'm also somewhat wondering how the USPTO controls access to the deposit ...
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Can I file a patent application on a new objective function for an optimal programming?

I invented a new objective function of an optimal programming which will lead to a new solving approach. Can I file a patent application on a new objective function for an optimal programming? Thanks. ...
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is "either...or" a term acceptable in claim

suppose I need to write a claim for below image, that panel B can either attached to the surface of panel A or to the edge of panel A, is this acceptable in claim, or I have to use alternative in this ...
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Scope of a method claim when it uses terms that are narrowly construed in an apparatus claim

I'm trying to decipher a competitor's patent (US only), which follows the usual system-method-CRM format for computerized patents (in this case, a standard computer with standard peripherals running ...
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'Novelty only' prior art

Can someone explain to me the meaning of novelty only prior art, and the difference between this and regular prior art? Thanks.
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Multiple references US vs EU

In the EU its customary to have claims like Method for... Method from claim 1 plus ... Method from claim 1 or 2 plus ... ... (only dependent claims here) Method from one of the previous claims plus ...
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Can there be multiple recitations of corresponding structure for a means-plus-function claim? [USA]

Basically, the question is: does one get free disjunction with means-plus-function claim limitations? In other words, if the claim recites "means for fastening", and the specification ...
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Is this patent expired? And if not, does it have a worldwide patent?

I don't understand how to read the patent page. From the snapshot, is this patent granted and still effect? If so, does it only apply to USA or Worldwide? Thanks.
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Where i can find the kinetic reaction about the US20050281732A1 patent?

I cant find anything on journal explain about the kinetic reaction beeten FeCl2 + H2SO4
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Why do some patents include verbatim copies of the claims as filed in the description?

Here is a patent chosen at random that contains the complete set of claims in the "SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION" section. Sometimes this is an "Examples" section at the end. I've ...
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Does use of an invention at one location by members of an organization constitute "public use?"

I just invented something for a non-profit organization I work for that makes it easier for the members to use our equipment. If only members of the organization are using it, does that constitute &...
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I’m looking for the owner of patent BR6702630U

how do I find contact information for the owner of this patent from Brazil: BR6702630U GRAPHIC AND PRINTING PROCESS IN PHOTOGRAPHS by inventor Norbert Egon Goldbergs?
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Would I violate this patent?

Patent US2016294759 protects A computer-implemented method comprising: synchronizing with an email service and receiving an email message via a data network; parsing content of the received email ...
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How much of this profiler patent (US Patent No. 8,516,467) distinguishes over prior art?

A lot of this patent feels like it has prior art in existing tools such as disassemblers and profilers. Patent text Claim 1 A method for detecting a time complexity associated with an ...
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To what extent can an applicant argue against MPF interpretation before the USPTO? [USA]

Suppose a patent Examiner applies the 3-prong test outlined in MPEP 2181(I) to a claim limitation and makes the determination that 112(f) applies. The guidance in the MPEP explicitly states that ...
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Is there any difference between "connoting structure" and "sufficient structure to perform" the function? [USA]

There is a line of cases where 112(f) is avoided by specifying a term that "connotes structure" and is modified by operation of that term. Apparently separately, there is the notion that 112(...
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EPC: Later filed claims with new subject-matter

The following question is EPC-related: I duly filed an application without any claims. Date of filing has been accorded under Art. 80, Rule 40. I will receive an invitation to file claims within 2 ...
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Is there such a thing as a valid non-MPF computer-implemented claim limitation?

Certain opinions I've been reading lead me to believe that a claim to anything performed by a "computer" (or equivalent) is always "functional" and runs afoul of rules prohibiting ...
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how to write a claim for this attachment

suppose I have two vertical panels that was attached with each other as image attached, could I write below. one vertical edge of the panel attached to another panel surface by appropriate meanings ...
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meaning of first application in claiming priority

Claiming priority is overall referred to the Paris Convention (PC). Thus, even if I refer to the EPC, it shall have the same answer for countries which are WTO or PC members. Priority is defined by ...
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Is it possible defend unity objection with amendments

Let's say claim 1 is not novel and claim 2 is novel and unity objection is posteriori and next independent claim (claim 3) defines a system comprises a device according to any of preceding claims. If ...
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How to delimit the last element in a list of means?

The claim 2 has a list of means that apply to "the object" but it may be misconstrued that the last element in the list is not "intercepting" but rather "intercepting the object" in which case the ...
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How can one obtain the list of news articles, blog posts and other online content that mention a given patent or patent application?

E.g., I see that this news article mentioned this patent application. How can one obtain the list of news articles, blog posts and other online content that mention a given patent or patent ...
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Where do I find the list of patents and designs for a given company?

Is there a way to look up patents and designs in the UK and USA for a given company?
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using of generic placeholder "module" that invokes 35 U.S.C. 112(f)

I have a patent containing multiple placeholders such as "a vision processing module" and "a mapping module" which have been regarded as means-plus-function and invoked 35 U.S.C. ...
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What figures/drawings to include if patenting a chemical solution?

My patent is for a chemical solution comprised of 2 chemicals that is used for a specific purpose in a specific industry. How am I supposed to include figures if it's not a design but just a ratio of ...
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I would like to use this mirror for motorcycle use with different mounting as sold

In reference to the patent: USD247292 I would like to use the mirror with an "L" bracket (manufactured) installed in place of the bar end mount for off-road motorcycle use. "L" bracket would be ...
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Can members of the general public create and publish hyperlinks to patents in the USPTO's Patent Public Search system?

From what I understand, the USPTO Web site has a system called Patent Public Search that can be used to search for patents. On this USPTO page, there is an information box that mentions the ...
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Bacteria was used treat cancers at one time. Did the manufacturer, Parke Davis, ever patent these cancer treatments called Coley's Toxins?

A Commotion in the Blood. By Stephen S. Hall. Page 117 "a further discouragement in terms of the toxins is that without patent protection on a hundred year old treatment, there is little ...
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Prior Art Request - US9688399 ("Remotely operated surveillance vehicle management system and method with a fail-safe function")

I'm trying to locate prior art for US9688399 ("Remotely operated surveillance vehicle management system and method with a fail-safe function"). The prior art would have to be dated before ...
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USPTO Customer Number

I submitted a customer number request form per this page. How long does it generally take for the USPTO to fulfill the request and email a customer number? And after a customer number has been ...
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If a company has been selling your patented invention on the market

If the patent has been granted, what are your next steps. Assuming that you are successful in those next steps, what will you be able to get from the company? Will you be able to get 100% of profits ...
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Does 35 u.s.c. 121 (safe harbor) still stand if examiner withdraws restriction requirement before issuing the patent?

Saw this post on intelproplaw.com and was curious if anyone on here had any additional insight. Hypo: applicant prosecutes a claim set to allowance following a restriction requirement. Non-elected ...
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Supplemental Protection Certificates, two different drug indications (Europe)

I've been trying to understand the scope of protection for SPC's. Let's say a drug company gets an MA in Europe for compound X for two different therapeutic uses, use A and use B. Let's say the ...
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Can one file in the EPO without claiming priority to a corresponding U.S. provisional that is not the first filing?

Suppose an inventor-applicant residing in the U.S. wishes to secure a U.S. filing date as early as possible with provisional A. Subsequently the inventor-applicant would refine the content to make it ...
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How use PTAB API

Does anyone have step by step instructions on how to use the PTAB API? Patentsview is easy since you can just download decisions (or the document that each line devoted to each case) into csv or dta ...
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API access to USPTO application

I'm trying to programatically access updated application information for USPTO patents including transaction details, continuity information, and dates and codes from the Image File Wrapper (IFW) ...

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